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Robert Mejia

EDUCATION:        
  • PhD, Communications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Graduate Minor: Gender & Women's Studies
  • B.A. & M.A., Communication Studies, California State University, Long Beach

AREAS OF SPECIALTY:

Media studies; game studies; new media; media ecology; philosophy of technology; media history; political economy of the media; cultural studies; transnational studies; urban studies; historiography; memory studies; ethnic studies; gender studies.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

  • Mejia, Robert. (In Press). The Epidemiology of Digital Infrastructure. In Safiya U. Noble and Brendesha Tynes (eds.), The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Class and Culture Online. New York: Peter Lang.
  • Mejia, Robert. (In Press). Ecological Matters: Rethinking the "Magic" of the Magic Circle. In Matthew Kapell (Ed.), The Play Versus Story Divide in Game Studies; Critical Essays. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
  • Bulut, Ergin & Robert Mejia. (In Press).  Designing Emotions: Deliver the Nets, Eradicate Malaria in Africa, and Feel Good? In Safiya U. Noble and Sharon Tettegah (Eds.), Design, Technology, and Emotions. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Mejia, Robert. (2015). A Pressure Chamber of Innovation: Google Fiber and Flexible Capital.  Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 12(3).
  • Bulut, Ergin, Robert Mejia, and Cameron McCarthy. (2014). Governance through Philitainment: Playing the Benevolent Subject. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 11(4), 342-361.
  • Mejia, Robert & Ryuta Komaki. (2013). The Historicla Conception of Biohazard in Biohazard. In Matthew Kapell & Andrew Elliot (Eds.), Playing With the Past: Digital Games and the Simulation of History. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Dunbar, Norah & Robert Mejia. (2013) A Qualitative Analysis of Power-based Entrainment and Interactional Synchrony in Couples. Personal Relationships, 20(3), 391-405.
  • Mejia, Robert. (2012). Posthuman, Postrights? Explorations in Media Ecology, 11(1), 27-44.
  • Dunbar, Norah & Robert Mejia. (2013) A Qualitative Analysis of Power-based Entrainment and Interactional Synchrony in Couples.  Personal Relationships, 20(3), 391-405.
  • Mejia, Robert. (2012). 'Walking in the City' in an age of Mobile Technologies.  In R.A. Lind (Ed.), Race/Gender/Class/Media 3.0: Considering Diversity across Auditences, Content, and Producers (Third ed.) (pp. 113-118). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
  • McCarthy, Cameron, Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer, & Robert Media (Eds.). (2011). New Times: Making Sense of Critical/Cultural Theory in a Digital Age. New York: Peter Lang.
  • Mejia, Robert. (2011). Theory through Practice: A History of Cultural Studies.  In Cameron McCarthy, Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer & Robert Mejia (Eds.), New Times: Making Sense of Critical/Cultural Theory in a Digital Age (pp. 23-50). New York: Peter Lang.
  • McCarthy, Cameron, Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer, & Robert Mejia. (2011). Introduction: Mapping the New Terrain.  In Cameron McCarthy, Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer & Robert Mejia (Eds.), New Times: Making Sense of Critial/Cultural Theory in a Digital Age (pp. 1-19). New York: Peter Lang.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

    Mejia, Robert, Kristie Bryum, John McArthur, Lawrence Mullen, Nancy Van Leuven. "COMMunities of Tomorrow: At the Intersection of Physical and Digital Spaces." Panel accepted for the 2012 annual meeting of the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL. (November 2012)
    Mejia, Robert, Jumi Silva, Randy Nichols, & Benjamin Aslinger. "Beyond the Player, Beyond the Game: Broadening the Question of Video Game Meaning." Panel held at the 2012 biannual meeting of the Crossroads in Cultural Studies Convention, Paris. (July 2012)
    Mejia, Robert, Hilary Franklin, Helen Ho, & Dristin Terpstra. "Speaking For, Speaking Against: Everyday Representations of the Far East in the Twenty-First Century." Panel held at the 2011 annual meeting of the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA. (November 2011)
    Mejia, Robert, Kimberly Singletary, James Hay, Robeson Frazier, Joy Jiao, & Hui Li. "Authentically Speaking: Making Claims to Authentic Voices in Transnational Contexts." Panel held at the 2011 annual meeting of the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA. (November 2011)
    Dunbar, Norah & Robert Mejia. "A Qualitative Analysis of Power-based Entrainment and Interactional Synchrony in Couples." Paper presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA. (November 2011)

PUBLIC FORUMS:

AWARDS:

    Top Paper Award in Japan-U.S. Communication (lead author), National Communication Association, 2013.
    "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students" at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2008-2011).

RECENT GRANTS:

  • Waterhouse Family Institute ($3,800 [2013-2014])
  • Education Justice Project ($300 [May, 2014])
  • SUNY Brockport: Pre-Tenure Grant ($2,000 [2012-2013])
  • University of Illinois ($15,000 [2011-2012])
  • Graduate College Fellowships for Underrepresented Students ($17,000) (2007-2008, 2010-2011).

ADMINISTRATIVE ROLES:

  • Scholarship Coordinator
  • Lambda Pi Eta Faculty Co-Advisor

Email:  rmejia@brockport.edu

Office: Room 226, Holmes Hall

Phone:  585-395-5290

Last Updated 9/11/15

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